Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker is Publicity Assistant for Oxford University Press and works primarily on philosophy titles, religion titles, and numerous online products. He joined the Press in February 2012 having just returned from a brief spell living in Madrid, and having studied for a Masters in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University and a BA in English Literature at the University of Exeter. He loves grizzly bears, Sunderland Football Club, and cinema, but is terrified of scorpions.

Entries by Daniel Parker

Georges Pierre des Clozets: The 17th Century Conman

(0) Comments | Posted 1 April 2014 | (11:25)

Be honest: did you once believe that spaghetti could grow on trees? That cats needed headphones? Or that the moon was made of cheese? Actually, don't worry about that last one; I'm still sure that's true. However embarrassingly you may have been

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An Oxford Companion to Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2014 | (13:53)

It's big, it's red, and it's here. Valentine's Day strikes fear into the hearts of men and women around the Western world like nothing else can. But you needn't run scared of the Hallmark branded teddy bears. Oh no. Follow the sprinkling of rose petals, the sweet aroma of scented...

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I'm Dreaming of an OSEO Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2013 | (11:48)

Snow is falling and your bulging stocking is being hung up above a roaring log fire. The turkey is burning in the oven as you eat your body weight in novelty chocolate. And now your weird, slightly sinister Uncle Frank is coming towards you brandishing mistletoe. This can mean only...

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Welcome to Dan's Class: The Language of Strictly Come Dancing

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2013 | (10:39)

First of all, if you didn't get the witty wordplay of my title, don't bother to read on. I'm joking Mum, you're my only fan, please read on. Dan's class; dance class? Never mind, this isn't Strictly Pun Dancing after all. I'm sorry*, I'll stop now.

If, like me, you...

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I Am Little Red (and White) Riding Hood

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2013 | (15:46)

Supporting Sunderland is like living in a fairy-tale. Before you interject and say: "Who is this clown? He must be a lunatic, let's bottle him", let me elaborate. I don't mean fairy-tales in the modern sense. I mean the original works.

In the original folk-lore version of Snow White, the...

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An Oxford Companion to Hosting the Most Explosive Guy Fawkes Night

(0) Comments | Posted 5 November 2013 | (11:11)

It's early November and you're panicking. You've decided to host a themed party the likes of which have never been seen before but you don't know which theme to choose. You like eggs but Easter is too far away? You enjoy Christmas but can't stand eggnog? You love Yom Kippur...

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A Who's Who of the Edinburgh Festival

(0) Comments | Posted 22 August 2013 | (11:44)

It's that time of year again; Edinburgh is ablaze with art, theatre, and music from around the world. For the month of August, Edinburgh is the culture capital of the world, as thousands of musicians, street-performers, actors, comedians, authors, and artists demonstrate their art at various venues across the city....

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Jeremy Bentham and the Carlisle Commissioners

(0) Comments | Posted 22 August 2013 | (11:12)

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was something of an enigma. At the age of three, he started studying Latin and, allegedly, finished reading a multi-volume history of England by the age of four. He is known as the founder of Utilitarianism, a leading theorist in the Anglo-American philosophy of law,...

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Wimbledon, Shakespeare, And Strawberries

(0) Comments | Posted 28 June 2013 | (14:55)

It's time to dust off your racket and wrestle the tennis balls from your dog's mouth. Wimbledon 2013 is upon us! Wimbledon is now as much a feature of the British summer as barbecues, Henley Royal Regatta, and summer rain. Whether you grew up shouting 'Come on

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An Oxford Companion to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

(3) Comments | Posted 16 May 2013 | (00:00)

Sons are eating their mothers' brains. Brothers are eating each other's brains, and the baby is eating the brain of the pet cat. It has finally happened. The zombie apocalypse is here. It's time to put your survival instinct to the test. Tie your hair back, do some stretches, pick...

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